Since I can't find any other reference to it yet on the forums, I was wondering if anyone had tried the new google desktop search (http://www.desktop.google.com/) yet and what their impressions about it were.
# Search email from Outlook 2000+ and Outlook Express 5+
# Search files in TXT, HTML, DOC, XLS, and PPT formats (Office 2000+)
# Search chats from AOL 7+ and AOL Instant Messenger 5+
# Search web pages viewed in Internet Explorer 5+
Consent to Collect Non-Personal Information
MIGHT BE INFECTED/MALWARE (Sandbox emulation took a long time and/or runtime packers were found, this is suspicious. Normally programs aren't packed and don't force the sandbox into lengthy emulation. Do realize no scanner issued any warning, the file can very well be harmless. Caution is advised, however.)
Well, it goes WAY beyond what the windows indexing does. Even with the indexing service turned on, doing a search using the windows/find function still takes time. This is supposed to be a lot quicker.
Beyond that, it also will search Outlook/Outlook express folders as well as AIM conversations, IE webpage view history..
This and Ava Find make a killer combo together (been using the latter for a while now - highly recommended).
Google Desktop can search for terms within documents and emails, and Ava Find can find any file on your hard drive instantaneously.
I sent them a little feedback about Firefox support and very quickly they replied ...
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 20:18:01 -0700
Subject: Re: [#15481884] [Desktop-feedback] firefox?
Thank you for your note. Google Desktop Search is only partially
compatible with Mozilla Firefox. If you install Desktop Search and open a
Firefox browser window, you'll see a 'Desktop' link appear on the Google
homepage. You can click this link to go to the Desktop Search homepage
whenever you want to search with Desktop Search.
Web pages which you view in Firefox aren't added to your Desktop Search
index, however, so you won't be able to find them with Desktop Search.
We realize that many of our users use Mozilla Firefox as their primary
browser, and we may consider adding increased Firefox support in a future
version of Desktop Search.
The Google Team
Original Message Follows:
Subject: [Desktop-feedback] firefox?
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 23:45:57 -0000
Desktop search seemd to modify the default browser settings. It should
just allow people who are using alternative browsers such as Firefox to
use Firefox straight out of the box instead of changing our browser
settings, if IE is not required to fully utilize the features of Desktop
Well, this confirms that you can't install it to a different drive other than the program files directory..
Thank you for your note. At the moment, Google Desktop Search is set up to
install only into your Program Files directory. For most users, your
Program Files directory is located on your c:\ drive. We do not currently
offer a way to adjust this setting. We realize that installing in an
alternate location might be convenient in some situations, and may
consider adding this in the future.
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